Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Ravinia Festival

The oldest outdoor music festival in North America

four stars

91.64

418 Sheridan Road Highland Park, IL 60035
tel: (847) 266-5000   Web Site
EIN: 36-6002273

Board Leadership
Don Civgin
Chairman

CEO
Welz Kauffman
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.64 four stars
  Financial 93.71 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1904 and the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936, Ravinia attracts 600,000 people annually from June-September to its renowned outdoor music festival. Each year Ravinia presents more than 120 performances-ranging from classical, opera and dance to music theater, jazz, pop and rock-in its 3,200-seat open-air Pavilion, 850-seat Martin Theatre, and 450-seat Bennett Gordon Hall. Located on 36 acres of picturesque park grounds, Ravinia boasts an expansive lawn where visitors also experience concerts while picnicking under the stars. Ravinia's Steans Music Institute is one of the world's most sought-after summer training grounds for postgraduate musicians. Under the umbrella REACH*TEACH*PLAY, Ravinia serves 75,000 people each year through education initiatives in schools, underserved communities, and at the park.

Founded in 1904 and the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936, Ravinia attracts 600,000 people annually from June-September to its renowned outdoor music festival. Each year Ravinia presents more than 120 performances-ranging from classical, opera and dance to music theater, jazz, pop and rock-in its 3,200-seat open-air Pavilion, 850-seat Martin Theatre, and 450-seat Bennett Gordon Hall. Located on 36 acres of picturesque park grounds, Ravinia boasts an expansive lawn where visitors also experience concerts while picnicking under the stars. Ravinia's Steans Music Institute is one of the world's most sought-after summer training grounds for postgraduate musicians. Under the umbrella REACH*TEACH*PLAY, Ravinia serves 75,000 people each year through education initiatives in schools, underserved communities, and at the park.

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Financial

four stars

93.71

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.82
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ravinia Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ravinia Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $18,506,450
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $19,275
   Fundraising Events $1,469,191
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $236,490
Total Contributions $20,231,406
   Program Service Revenue $22,288,545
Total Primary Revenue $42,519,951
   Other Revenue $1,358,857
TOTAL REVENUE $43,878,808
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $34,426,003
   Administrative Expenses $4,834,387
   Fundraising Expenses $3,025,344
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $42,285,734
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,593,074
   
Net Assets $195,643,663

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$694,247 1.64% Welz Kauffman President & CEO

Mission

Founded in 1904 and the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936, Ravinia attracts 600,000 people annually from June-September to its renowned outdoor music festival. Each year Ravinia presents more than 120 performances-ranging from classical, opera and dance to music theater, jazz, pop and rock-in its 3,200-seat open-air Pavilion, 850-seat Martin Theatre, and 450-seat Bennett Gordon Hall. Located on 36 acres of picturesque park grounds, Ravinia boasts an expansive lawn where visitors also experience concerts while picnicking under the stars. Ravinia's Steans Music Institute is one of the world's most sought-after summer training grounds for postgraduate musicians. Under the umbrella REACH*TEACH*PLAY, Ravinia serves 75,000 people each year through education initiatives in schools, underserved communities, and at the park.

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Charity Contact Info

Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
tel: (847) 266-5000
EIN: 36-6002273

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Board Leadership

Don Civgin
Chairman

CEO

Welz Kauffman
President and CEO